Why Choose to Live on Campus?
Penn State Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life provides facilities, services, and special programming that enhance the on-campus living experience. Housing is available for more than 13,000 students, and dining services include residential dining commons, snack bars, and restaurants.
On-campus living provides you with an opportunity to easily make friends and get involved in the residence community. Most new students are assigned a double room with a roommate.
The Housing and Food Service Contract includes both room and board. You may choose a level of Campus Meal Plan that best suits your eating habits.
Living on campus helps to consolidate your expenses, and it saves you the time it would take to make arrangements for utilities, services, and furniture rental. Your room rate includes furnishings, a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit, an Internet connection, TV cable hook-up, and utilities. There are no water or electric bills to include in your monthly budget or to divide among roommates!